A glass quarterpipe for skateboarding had long been a desired creation, but budget limitations hindered progress. Utilizing leftover materials such as cement stacks and repurposed concrete tiles, and empty water bottles for water transport, the project was brought to fruition through a DIY process, with the help of Skateboarder Roberts Krūms. The final product, "The Glass Quarterpipe," is not only functional but also a commentary on art and urban environment.

The planned demolition of the site required the removal of the glass structure, but it was later included in an exhibition as a messenger of urban paths in Riga, representing the creativity and resilience of the skateboarding community. Visitors were invited to reflect on the ways in which art can inspire and challenge us. The graffiti on the glass was not intended as the structure was left unguarded in an abandoned environment for 2 years, where it was subjected to the stresses of its surroundings. However, the decision to keep it was made to represent the true nature of urban life.. The area called "The Barax" held sentimental value for many skateboarders and their memories of it were preserved through documentation and mementos such as this unit in the exhibition. It is worth to mention that this piece led to a conversation with Madars Apse, which eventually resulted in the creation of a series of skateboarding-friendly environmental glass objects in J. Rozentals Square several years later.

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